Diversity and Multicultural

#WAGINGPEACE: The Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

#WAGINGPEACE: The  Muslim Refugee Crisis / Jim Keady

In the same way that soldiers in the U.S. Armed Forces gear up and wage war, so must social justice warriors gear up and wage peace. Jim Keady shares his experience of going to Greece to help with the Muslim refugee crisis. In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Keady observed with great concern as [Read more…]

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Behind the Swoosh:Sweatshops and Social Justice / Jim Keady

Jim Keady shares his stories of living with Nike’s factory workers and his decade long effort to end sweatshop abuses. He also shows audience members what they can do to get involved and join this fight for justice. This interactive multi-media event includes role-playing, powerful video footage, and a question-answer period.  Jim Keady is an [Read more…]

Chris Eyre, Native American Director

Chris Eyre, Native American Director

An Evening with Chris Eyre On your campus, Chris will introduce a film of your choice, screen it, and then lead discussion, Q & A with the audience. For more info on Chris, please see – WWW.CHRISEYRE.ORG. Nearly every Native American living in Indian Country has seen Chris Eyre’s 1998 Smoke Signals.  All audiences enjoyed the film [Read more…]

Claim The Dream – An Inspiring One-Woman Historical Drama with Dianne Dixon

Claim The Dream – An Inspiring One-Woman Historical Drama with Dianne Dixon

  Designed to educate, enlighten and empower people to respect the past, “Claim the Dream” dramatically portrays the dream of freedom, justice and equality for all. Audiences are transported across time as each character is colorfully communicated through dramatic monologue, dance, music, slide presentation and audience participation. “CLAIM THE DREAM” is a chronology of noted [Read more…]

Crossing the Line: Comedians, Politicians and Shock Jocks / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

Crossing the Line: Comedians, Politicians and Shock Jocks / Teja Arboleda, M.Ed

This multimedia lecture by actor/speaker/educator Teja Arboleda, digs deep into the freedom of speech issue. By asking the current hot-button question – Where is the line, and who, if anyone, is allowed to cross it? – Arboleda challenges the audience to consider the consequences of stereotypes reinforced by the famous, the powerful and the media. [Read more…]

Dare to Ask! / Phillip Milano

Dare to Ask! / Phillip Milano

Media appearances:   With 20,000 live student conversations and 10 million visits at DareToAks.com (formerly YForum.com), Phillip has found that opening up about the very things that ruffle our feathers — from stereotypes to insensitivity to microaggressions — is what helps us move past them. Students roll in the aisles AND gain powerful new insights in an [Read more…]

Diversity University / Julia Garcia & Monti Washington

Diversity University / Julia Garcia & Monti Washington

Part of The TRU College Life series! Julia Garcia & Monti Washington Take it first hand from the foster kid who struggled for the opportunity to make it to college and the party girl who almost gave it all away. Millennials Monti Washington and Julia Garcia are two of the most talented and dynamic speakers [Read more…]

From the Streets to the Stage / Monti Washington

From the Streets to the Stage / Monti Washington

A product of a one night stand, abused in foster home after foster home, and raised sleeping in parks were just a few of the daunting obstacles in Monti’s journey from the streets to the stage. This is an interactive presentation, designed to help students gain the problem solving skills needed to be successful, both inside [Read more…]

Monti Washington’s new topical program: Which Lives Matter?

Monti Washington’s new topical program: Which Lives Matter?

Is it Black Lives? Is it Blue Lives? White Lives? Or is It All Lives?  Everyone knows that all lives matter, but the question is do they matter equally? “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, [Read more…]

NO, I Am Not a Terrorist! / Zohra Sarwari

NO, I Am Not a Terrorist! / Zohra Sarwari

Are all Muslims terrorists?  What does Islam say about “terrorism”?  What is behind the veil? This is a golden opportunity to change the way your students think about Muslims and other religions.  Over 50% of Americans have no basic understanding of the Muslim faith, which causes discrimination and intolerance everywhere. Using humor and personal experiences, [Read more…]